Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won Stage 18 of the 2019 Tour de France, attacking from the day’s break but the real story happened behind him. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) cracked near the summit of the final climb but regrouped and caught back up to his GC rivals on the descent. It could end up being a race-defining moment.
Kathi, Luke, Midge and Euan basically just rave about the second week of the 2019 Tour de France
- In praise of Julian Alaphilippe, holding onto yellow as long as he can
- The lows of the stage 10 split
- The highs of the mountain stages
- They even wax lyrical about the time trial! When did last happen?
Plus a rare moment of agreement when they all pick the same rider as the favourite to be on the top step of the podium in Paris. You’ll have to listen to find out who that is. Listeners of a Movistar persuasion are reminded that this podcast really does feel for you.
Stage 12 of the Tour de France saw the GC favourites take the day off, allowing Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) to take the stage win in the peloton’s first day in the Pyrenees. Julian Alaphilippe holds yellow for another day, but the main excitement of the day revolved around the strange case of a “missing” Bahrain rider.